I had a dream last night.
I was walking down a narrow path edged by grey, lifeless trees. Faceless people would keep their distance as they shuffled past. I feared I would disappear in to the monotone scenery until a burst of colour up ahead completely mesmerized me.
The vision, nearly forgotten as I shuffled out of work that afternoon, came back clear to my mind then. She was even more radiant than I remembered. Before I knew what was happening, she was standing in front of me, and I uttered the single word that changed my life forever.